Applications now available for the OFPD annual Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp

Applications now available for the OFPD annual Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp

Children at the 2013 Fire & Safety Camp

Children at the 2013 Fire & Safety Camp

The Orland Fire Protection District is accepting applications for children ages 8 years through 11 years to participate in its annual Kids Fire & Life Safety Camp which runs July 15 through July 18. Each session runs from 8:30 am until 11:30 am at the Fire District’s Training Center

The Fire & Life Safety camp is dedicated to exposing school aged children to safety lessons that deal with potential hazards commonly found in homes and at schools. The camp sessions are designed to be fun, entertaining and educational, while offering attendees the experience and knowledge to keep themselves out of harm’s way.

Campers will attend lectures and participate in hands-on lessons, including opportunities to participate in exercises designed to reinforce the program fundamentals.

Topics explored and addressed include Basic First Aid & CPR, water and pool safety, bicycle safety, Fire Prevention, personal safety and injury prevention, safety around utilities, rail road tracks, and severe weather preparedness. The program also teaches the children about required firefighter skills, and reinforces the dangers of dealing with strangers. Children also learn how to work together as a team.

The camp is held at 10728 W. 163rd Place. Participation on the camp is free to OFPD district residents (proof of residency is required). If space is available, children from outside the district may attend for a nominal registration fee of $30. For more information, or to download an application visit the Orland Fire Protection District’s website atwww.OrlandFire.org, or call 708-349-0074. You can also pick up an application at the OFPD Headquarters at 9790 W. 151st Street. Applications must be returned to the OFPD Headquarters no later than July 1.

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